Jaw cyst removal is a surgical procedure to remove a cyst that has developed within the jawbone. Cysts can form for a variety of reasons, including infection, trauma, or developmental abnormalities. Generally, jaw cysts are benign (non-cancerous). However, they can expand over time and cause problems, such as when they start to damage the surrounding bone, teeth, and vital structures.
Jaw cyst removal is performed by an oral surgeon, who will use a surgical procedure to take out the cyst and then send the tissue for histological analysis. Local anaesthetic (used alone or with a sedative) will be used to numb the area prior to surgery, but general anaesthesia may be needed to remove a larger cyst.
It’s important to understand that every patient’s dental treatment can vary depending on their unique situation.